General

General - Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC)?
Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) are facilities where surgeries that do not require a hospital inpatient admission are performed. They provide a safe, cost-effective, caring and convenient environment that is less stressful than a large hospital environment.

What time is my surgery?
Surgery center staff will call you the day before your surgery to tell you the time to arrive at the surgical center. If you have not received a call by 2:00pm on the day prior to surgery, please telephone the surgical center to ask about your surgical and arrival time.

What should I do if something comes up and I need to cancel my surgery?
Please call both your surgeon’s office and the surgical center as soon as possible. If you call after hours, an answering service will take your message.

How do I know if my insurance company will cover my surgery?
Please check with your insurance carrier to review your benefits and determine if pre-authorization is required. If you need assistance with this, the surgical center billing department will be happy to help you.

What do I do the day before surgery?
Please go to the Patient section of this website to review what to do before your surgery, the day of surgery, and after your surgery.

Will I be able to drive after my surgery?
If you are having surgery under anesthesia, with the exception of local anesthesia, you cannot drive, and must be accompanied home by a responsible adult. This policy is for your safety, and is strictly adhered to. You cannot take a taxi home, unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

Will my family be able to visit me immediately after my procedure?
Due to the need for privacy, we suggest that a limit of one or two family members visit the patient during the postoperative phase. We are happy to give family members waiting in reception periodic updates on the patient’s condition.

Additional information
It is very important that you are well prepared for your upcoming surgery. Please review the Patients section of this website for detailed instructions regarding your surgery.